Bagpipers for hire in Colchester

Find bagpipers for hire in Colchester! Famous worldwide as the traditional instrument of Scotland, the spine-tingling sound of the bagpipes creates the perfect atmosphere for weddings, funerals, or Burns night parties. You can even book one of our professional bagpipers to perform at your event in full Scottish Highland dress for added authenticity! Choose from our selection of the 86 best bagpipers local to Colchester here.

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Hire Andrew MacGregor Bagpiper with Encore
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From£170
BagpiperBraintree

Andrew is a bagpiper based in Essex and is available for Birthdays, Weddings ,Funerals , Burns Nights , Hogmanay, Corporate Events and more.

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Hire Vicki Swan Bagpiper with Encore
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£160 - £400
BagpiperBraintree

Multi-instrumentalist specialising in Swedish, Folk, Ceilidh with a classical background. Nyckelharpa and EBagpipes (not Highland Bagpipes)

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Hire Peter Reeves Bagpiper with Encore
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BagpiperStowmarket

Experienced bagpiper for hire. Weddings, funerals, Burns night and other events. Based in Suffolk.

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Hire Mike Simmons Bagpiper with Encore
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From£180
BagpiperBraintree

My Name is Mike Simmons I have played solo for many years and in many different countries also with various bands.

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Hire Guy Wilson Bagpiper with Encore
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£175 - £275
BagpiperBury Saint Edmunds

An experienced Highland Bagpiper, I’ll bring that unique soul stirring sound to your event, plus a vowel bending kiwi accent!

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Hire Ronan Ruck Bagpiper Bagpiper with Encore
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£220 - £300
BagpiperMartlesham

Ipswich Bagpiper with experiance in highland games and traditional ceremonys.

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Hire Tony Hurst The Piper for All Occasions  Bagpiper with Encore
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£225 - £275
BagpiperWiltshire

Traditional Highland Piper for all Occasions. with over 20 years experience, Full Public Liability Insurance to 10 M and a Member of the MU

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Hire Piper Millie Scott Bagpiper with Encore
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£225 - £350
BagpiperLondon

Professional piper for any occasion 🎶 ceremonies and services, tv and media, school visits, private and corporate events.

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Hire Matthew McRae Bagpiper with Encore
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From£165
BagpiperLondon

With 27 years' of experience as a professional bagpiper, Matthew is the perfect addition to make your day special and distinct to any other!

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Hire Andrew Brian Bagpiper with Encore
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£187.50 - £312.50
BagpiperWarrington

Full time, professional Highland bagpiper to hire throughout the UK. Specialist in Weddings and Funerals plus many other types of events.

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Hire Michael Gordon Bagpiper with Encore
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£165 - £185
BagpiperNottingham

Michael is a highly skilled bagpiper based in Nottinghamshire. Michael is available to play the pipes at Weddings, Funerals & other events.

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Hire Craig McIntosh Bagpiper with Encore
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£180 - £200
BagpiperGreat Britain, United Kingdom

The #1 Bagpiper, Wedding Piper, Funeral Piper, Private Events, Burns Night, Hogmany, Parties, Professional Bagpiper, all the United Kingdom.

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Hire James Meiklejohn Bagpiper with Encore
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£200 - £295
BagpiperCardiff

I am a bagpipe player originally from Edinburgh but now living in Cardiff, and play at all kinds of traditional and contemporary events.

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Hire David McRobb Bagpiper with Encore
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£200 - £300
BagpiperMiddlesbrough

I have played the pipes since I was 8 years old played in world championship winning pipebands and also competed as a solo piper

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Hire Rob Muir Bagpiper with Encore
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From£180
BagpiperCorby

Very experienced bagpiper having played for 40 years. Weddings/Funerals/Birthdays/New Year/Burns Night/Any special occasion

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Hire Paul Boness Bagpiper with Encore
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BagpiperStratford-upon-Avon

Paul is a piper with over 50 years' experience. He will travel anywhere, and speaks fluent French and German.

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Hire Michael Quinn Bagpiper with Encore
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£225 - £312.50
BagpiperHyde

#40 years experience, ex Pipe Major of Manchester Fire Service Pipe band currently teaching competing with City Of Manchester Pipe Band

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Hire Tony Daniel Bagpiper with Encore
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£250 - £450
BagpiperFolkestone

I'm Pipe Major Tony Daniel Of the City Of Rochester Pipe Band & also a member of The Southern Highlanders pipes & drums

Latest reviews of our Bagpipers in Colchester

Andrew MacGregor
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"What a wonderful gentleman. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He actually made our day for us. Thank you Andrew."

Robert hired Andrew MacGregor for a Private event (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 8 June 2024
Mike Simmons
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"Mike was incredible! He made our special day even more special! Thank you so much!"

Emma hired Mike Simmons for a Wedding (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 25 May 2024
Mike Simmons
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"We absolutely love Mike, he played for our wedding, including leaeding my wife and her bridal party down the aisle playing Highland Cathedral. Couldn't have asked for better, all the guests absolutely loved him."

Calum hired Mike Simmons for a Wedding (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 17 May 2024

FAQs about hiring Bagpipers in Colchester

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Can any bagpiper play my favourite song?

Professional bagpipers will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that bagpipers may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the bagpiper's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do bagpipers take to set up?

Your bagpiper will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the bagpiper prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our bagpipers are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our bagpipers will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

Hiring a Bagpiper in Colchester

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Popular genres:
Rock, Folk, Pop
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1 hour
Busiest times:
January, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Bagpiper in Colchester?

The typical price for a Bagpiper is:
£Budget£190
££Pro£245
£££High-end£300+

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